Police Officer

Lateral / Academy Graduate (attendees may apply)
Law Enforcement
East Bay
$104,880.00-$125,160.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2449 Powell Street Emeryville, 94608



The Emeryville Police Department is a proactive, professional, public safety organization that prides itself on its interaction and support within the community. The Department’s culture preserves a family atmosphere while maintaining its professional status, which strongly emphasizes a problem solving approach. In addition to the basic services such as patrol and dispatch, the department provides special services such as traffic, bicycle, foot patrol, youth diversion, crime analysis, school resource, K9, and field evidence. Members of the department pride themselves on being an organization of professionals that is respected by law enforcement peers and fully responsive to the public safety needs of the community. There is a commitment and dedication to making the City of Emeryville a safe environment in which to live and work.


Emeryville Police pride themselves on providing a level of service that is unsurpassed. Each member of the department is expected to live up to a unique “Statement of Values.” As a police officer, you will be responsible for a variety of law enforcement activities involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention and investigation of crimes, and maintenance of order in a designated area during an assigned shift on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or by patrol car. This position participates in 4/10 and 3/12 schedules, and must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. There is an 18-month probationary period which can be extended up to an additional three (3) months. This position is represented by the Emeryville Police Officers Association (EPOA).

Ideal Candidate

The minimum qualifications standards that must be met for consideration of this position:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship at least one year before making application for employment;
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent with related college course work;
  • Be at least 21 years of age by date of appointment;
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record (an ongoing requirement);
  • Be of good moral character;
  • Free of any felony convictions;
  • Corrected vision of in each eye to 20/30; normal color vision and hearing;
  • Free from any physical, emotional, or medical condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer;
  • Academy Attendee/Graduate: Must be currently enrolled in or have successfully graduated from a POST approved Law Enforcement Academy at the time of application. To be eligible for consideration, attendees must be scheduled to graduate within four months of application. Academy attendees must graduate prior to appointment. Academy graduates must have graduated within the last 3 years (or have a requalification certificate dated within the last 3 years or possess qualifying service time that extends the 3-year window);
  • Lateral: Must have a POST Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced certificate and not have been separated more than 3 years from a law enforcement position in the State of California.


The City provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary for this position is $104,880 to $125,160 and the benefits include:

  • Retirement: Classic Members – 3% @ 55 (based on highest three consecutive years); Employee pays the 9% member contribution plus cost-sharing of 4%, totaling 13%. New Members -- 2.7% @ 57 PERS Plan (based on highest three consecutive years). Employee pays the 12.25% member contribution. The City does not participate in Social Security.

  • Vacation: 0 – 4 years of service 2 weeks; 5 – 9 years of service 3 weeks; 10 – 20 years of service 4 weeks; 21+ years 5 weeks.

  • Holidays: Thirteen (13) paid holidays per year.

  • Sick Leave: Three (3) weeks per year, with unlimited accumulation.

  • Shift Differential: 4% for hours worked between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.

  • Uniform Allowance: $1,200.00

  • Health & Welfare: Medical, dental, and vision care coverage paid by the agency (to a capped amount) for the employee and eligible dependents.

  • Misc. Benefits: City provides life/AD&D, chiropractic and employee assistance program benefits.

  • Education Incentive: 2.5% or 5% dependent upon certification or college degree.

Special Instructions


1. Complete an application on CalOpps.

2. Attach one of the following to your application:

  • Academy Graduate/Lateral Attach a copy of your valid POST certificate (dated within the last 3 years unless you possess qualifying service time that extends the 3-year window);    


  • Academy Attendee – Applicants must be scheduled to graduate within 4 months to be considered. Attach a copy of a letter from your Training Coordinator on academy letterhead stating that you are currently attending the academy and listing your graduation date.

Equal Opportunity Employer / ADA Accommodations

The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. All aspects of employment shall be without regard to sex, disability, race, political affiliation, religious creed, color, natural origin, or age. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants to participate in the application and examination processes. Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process to arrange for such accommodations. Please contact (510) 596-4300.

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